The Knowledge

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). The Knowledge, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11276.59528, in Telework: https://www.telework.ro/en/the-knowledge/   Abstract Hard to say what knowledge is. The more this concept is discussed, the more divergent opinions are. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge, and one of the characteristic … Read More

Objectivity and intersubjectivity in falsifiability

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Before Popper, Kant had proposed a solution to Hume’s problem that also called for knowledge that relates to the world of observations while preceding those observations. The difference is that, for Kant, this knowledge is a priori truths, which puts … Read More

Biopolitics and Geopolitics

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). Biopolitics and Geopolitics, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35747.73767, in Telework: https://www.telework.ro/en/biopolitics-and-geopolitics/   Abstract Biopower refers to the practice of modern nation-states through an explosion of numerous and diverse techniques for achieving the subjugation of bodies and the control of populations. … Read More

Nuclear deterrence

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Nuclear deterrence is based on both sides’ fear of the other’s use of nuclear weapons, and on the doctrine of mutual vulnerability. Deterrence consists in preventing an act by persuading the actor concerned that the costs of such an action … Read More

Ontological argument for the existence of God, exposed by famous philosophers

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Spinoza It is in proposition 11 of the first part of the Ethics that Spinoza proposes a proof of the existence of God by the essentialist approach. The statement of this proposition is: “God, that is, a substance consisting of … Read More

Critical rationalism

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Critical rationalism, stemming from the Kantian enterprise, can be characterized by three traits: The renunciation of its dogmatic and metaphysical pretensions. The integration of experience within an experimental dialectic. Recognition by reason itself of its limits and its historicity. Kantian … Read More

Realism in Antiquity and Middle Ages

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Realism was a response to philosophical questions posed in different terms depending on the era. We can then distinguish three important periods in the history of philosophical realism, corresponding to three types of debates: Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Quarrel … Read More

Ontology as a question addressed to the being of beings

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The multiple meanings of being “Being” is said in multiple senses, says Aristotle at the beginning of the fourth book of his Metaphysics, he enumerates in this same passage, a list of concepts each of which receives the name of … Read More

Reenactment in art

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Reenactment, literally defined as “historical reconstruction”, is a method of recreating certain aspects of a past event, a historical period or a specific way of life. The resuscitation of the past through physical and psychological experience occurs through body-based discourse. … Read More

Mind-body problem

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The mind-body problem is a philosophical questioning of the type of relationship the mind has with the body, especially with the brain. Although this problem may have already arisen since the first developments of philosophy, in Plato in particular, and … Read More

Bayesian approach in the context of falsifiability

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Among the attempts to dismantle the first horn of Hume’s fork, Henderson mentions Kant’s approach discussed later and that of Bayes. Bayesian logic is not ampliative: it does not provide more information than that contained in the premises and observations. … Read More

Anarchism: principles, currents and criticism

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General principles Lack of hierarchical authority Anarchism is a political philosophy that presents a vision of a human society without hierarchy, and which proposes strategies to achieve it, by overthrowing the authoritarian social system. The main objective of anarchism is … Read More

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